Opposition upset over new delay in drafting anti-laundering amendments

The main opposition APNU is convinced that government is sabotaging the work of the select committee on the anti-money laundering amendment bill after Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC) Cecil Dhurjon again failed produce a legal draft of the coalition’s proposed amendments.

Members of the committee expressed hope last week that Dhurjon would have completed the drafts in time for a meeting last Thursday morning. If Dhurjon was successful the amendments would have been deliberated on at the meeting and returned to the House for further consideration during a sitting later that day.

Whether it would have been passed is another story, since APNU and the AFC are leveraging support for the amendment bill for government’s support on other matters—the Public Procurement Com-mission (PPC) and the president’s assent to several bills which he previously refused to sign into law.

Dhurjon did not finish in time and he asked for more time to get the work done, although he did not specify how much time he would have needed.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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